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16-11-19

NFCC response to Bolton fire incident

The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) has praised Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service for its swift and professional response to a fire at student accommodation in Bolton last night (Friday 15th November).  …

15-11-19

NFCC responds to latest Home Office fire statistics

 The National Fire Chiefs Council has voiced its concern that the latest Home Office figures show a six per cent increase in fire fatalities over the last year – and a 19 per cent increase in dwelling fire fatalities. Ac…

13-11-19

Fire services continue to tackle flooding impacts in South Yorkshire

Fire services from across the country are continuing to assist local responders tackling the impacts of flooding in South Yorkshire as part of a nationally coordinated response. This is organised via NFCC’s National Resilience arra…

12-11-19

Work continues to tackle South Yorkshire flooding

Firefighters from across the UK are playing a key role in tackling the flooding in South Yorkshire as part of a nationally coordinated response. Rescue Boat crews from Fire & Rescue Services and the voluntary sector have carried out resc…

05-11-19

Ministers must do more to make the "inconsiderate and irresponsible" use of fireworks as socially unacceptable as drink-driving, MPs have said.

A report by the Petitions Committee has called for tougher regulations to reduce the distress fireworks cause to animals, people with health conditions such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and small children. The cross-party comm…

01-11-19

New statistics show an increase in female firefighters

Latest figures published by the Home Office - covering the period from April 2018 to March 2019 - show an increase in the number of female firefighters working for Fire and Rescue Services, which has been welcomed by the National Fire Chiefs Counci…

30-10-19

NFCC responds to Grenfell phase 1 report

The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) today responded to the release of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry Phase 1 report. The report from Inquiry Chairman Sir Martin Moore-Bick has now been made available to the public and contains conclusio…

29-10-19

NFCC responds to leaked Grenfell Tower inquiry report

Following today's news reports about the Grenfell Tower Phase 1 report - ahead of its official publication - the National Fire Chiefs Council has voiced its disappointed that the report has been leaked before the bereaved, survivor…

16-10-19

NFCC supports London Fire Brigade's call on government to take stronger action on high-rise buildings

The National Fire Chiefs Council supports London Fire Brigade's call on government to take stronger action on high-rise buildings that fail on fire safety. NFCC wants to see research undertaken into firefighting a…

16-10-19

NFCC add support to SafeTea campaign

Hot drink scalds were the most common cause for under 5s attending A&E  49% (17,052) of child admissions to designated specialised burn services in the past five years involved scalds from hot food or drink.  57% of the admi…